Part 1 of 2 reposts of projects by fellow fans. On a side note, March is #braininjuryawarenessmonth
and I'm feelin' pretty brainblocked today.#wishihadmoreenergy
Regrann from @onthisday_thecure
- The Cure played Estadio Ferrocarril Oeste in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on March 18th 1987. Their second gig of the year and second night in the stadium, the gig was marred by violence at the end of the set. "I pull open the curtains to the inevitable too hot and dreadfully sunny people camped outside before rushing into Simon's room for milk and gossip. We leave for the football stadium at 3, and as we start the final soundcheck, the sun hits 100 degrees. We melt down into the dressing room and, between interviews, listen to Nick Drake and Billie Holiday. The noise above increases inexorably, and we look nervously at each other as we are told that tonight, disregarding another ticket 'confusion', there will be 'no trouble'... The crowd surges forward as we go onstage, and despite the higher barricades and extra police (or more exactly because of the higher barricades and extra police), battle begins. By half-way through the set there are several uniformed men on fire, with most of their comrades taking shelter under the stage from the ceaseless and merciless rain of coins, seats, stones and glass.
Unfortunately not all of it is accurately thrown, and Porl is the first of us to be hit; the longer this goes on, the more bitter we become, and when a coke bottle cracks me full in the face during '10.15' i stop the song and go a touch beserk. We end with a gloriously punky thrash through 'Arabs-a-go-go' and then we are away.
Outside the ground is not unlike downtown Beirut, and we are more than relieved to reach the sanctuary of the hotel. I go to bed shattered, the others spending varying amounts of time in the bar while i dream of murder...'⠀ ⠀
Robert Smith in Melody Maker, May 30th, 1987.
Shake Dog Shake
Piggy In The Mirror
Play For Today
A Strange Day
In between Days
A Night Like This
One Hundred Years
Close To Me
Let's Go To Bed
Boys Don't Cry
10.15 Saturday Night